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March 9, 2020

Ringo Massa has completed an update of the official version of OpenAero (2020.1.3) with the 2020 IAC sequences.

For those unfamiliar with this free aerobatic sequence design software, here is some information;

OpenAero sequence design software

OpenAero is free aerobatic sequence design software authored by Ringo Massa that runs inside your web browser. It works in almost any desk, laptop, phone or tablet computer operating system that supports internet browsing. OpenAero...

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March 1, 2020

The Legacy category, which had been provisional,and established at the 2019 Spring Board Meeting, concluded its first contest season in 2019. While it was not widely utilized, it was decided at the 2019 Fall Board meeting that it should continue into the 2020 contest season with an eye toward including it in our U.S. Nationals. Everyone likes the idea of the former competitors returning to both regional contests and Nationals and competing among themselves.

Proposed Guidelines:
  • Participating pilots in the Legacy category cannot be...
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February 24, 2020

The IAC helps facilitate the three following scholarships annually. The scholarships all have an application deadline of June 30, 2020.  Application forms can be downloaded from the IAC website: . Follow the submission instructions on the application form carefully. Return the completed applications to: iac [at] ( ) The recipients of the three scholarships are announced at AirVenture in July 2020 (the recipient...

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February 19, 2020

Free Admission for Flying Your Pitts to SUN ‘n FUN 2020 Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Pitts Special

Press Release: Lakeland, Florida: The 2020 SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo will commemorate the 75th...

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February 17, 2020

It’s that time of year again when we can acknowledge and express thanks and gratitude to our generous volunteers.  We honor these volunteers with the following five awards for the 2019 flying season:

Frank Price Cup: The purpose of this award is to recognize the person who has contributed the most to the sport of aerobatics in the previous year. It was created to recognize outstanding individuals in aerobatics and in honor of aerobatic pioneer Frank Price, the first American to compete in the World Aerobatic Championships.

Robert L. Heuer Award:...

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February 14, 2020


Improve your stick and rudder skills with this entertaining course

Sporty’s has partnered with IAC member and airshow performer Patty Wagstaff (IAC9010)  to introduce an all-new course that focuses on the art and sport of high-performance flying. Perfect for any pilot who has ever wondered what it’s like to fly a loop or considered taking an upset recovery course, Intro to Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff puts viewers in the cockpit for a thrilling look at flight beyond straight and level.

More than just a list of...

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